I’m gonna jump on the bandwagon and finally do a “Twitter rant” post. But it isn’t gonna go the way you expect.
Do a blog search for “Twitter” lately and your browser will be lit up with all the latest rants about the service’s failings. Granted, Twitter hasn’t had the best track record to say the very least. And their ‘leadership’ gave dubious meaning to the word. And they schedule maintenance at suspicious times. And they didn’t seem to care about their users. And they underestimated the popularity of their little bit of code. And they run experiments that wipe away followers and followees for a day or two. And they weren’t enforcing their terms of service. And they annoy developers by locking down their API. And… And… And…
ANNNNND: I’m growing tired of all the winge! People need to get a clue. Twitter still wails on any other copycat service. Twitter is THE microblogging giant. They are improving. They are communicating more on their blog, acquiring supportive services like Summize. I had a swift response by @Jack to a complaint about a griefer user. My followee numbers are back to normal. They are making good faith efforts.
I’m not sure what people want from Twitter. Maybe they are just the giant we love to hate, like the rest of the world loves to hate The States. Who knows? But if I hear ONE MORE EGOTISTICAL SOCIAL MEDIA WHORE whine about losing followers, I’m gonna go BOOYAH on somebody’s ass. Cyndy Aleo-Carreira has it right over on Louis Gray’s site, it’s just plain old HUBRIS that drives people to mourn and moan the absence of their ‘adoring masses.’
IT’S JUST AN APP, people. For fun and maybe a place to share some good recipes. YOU ARE NOT FAMOUS. GET OVER YOURSELF. TWITTER IS FREE. And with Twitter, you are definitely getting more than what you pay for it in time and energy. If I were the Twitter guys, I’d be a bit disgusted by this show of the worst the social media crowd has to offer.